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HIGH-WARP WEAVING [1 record]

Record 1 2003-03-24

English

Subject field(s)
  • Textile Weaving (Textile Industries)
  • Tapestry Arts
  • Weaving Arts
OBS

high-warp: having the warp threads hung or strung vertically ...

OBS

high-warp: European tapestry may be woven on either a vertical loom (high-warp, or haute-lisse in French) or a horizontal loom (low-warp, or basse-lisse). In early high-warp looms the warps were attached to a beam at the top, and groups of warp threads were weighted at the bottom. The weft was beaten up (i.e., pushed) toward the top as the weaving progressed.

OBS

This term was verified by Raymonde Woolfe and Micheline Bourrassa, both expert weavers.

Key term(s)
  • high-warp weaving

French

Domaine(s)
  • Tissage (Industries du textile)
  • Tapisserie
  • Tissage (Artisanat)
CONT

La tapisserie est dite de haute ou de basse lisse selon qu'elle est exécutée sur un métier à chaînes verticales ou horizontales.

Spanish

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